"Tragic Beauty"

Lake County Fires of  2015

No other fire in the history of Lake County was more devastating than the "Valley Fire" that erupted on September 12, 2015.  The inferno burned over 76,000 acres.


Four lives were lost and four firemen were injured. 1,955 structures were destroyed. This included:


1,281 homes,

27 multi-family  structures

66 commercial properties

581 other minor structures


There was 93 structural damage including:


41 homes

7 commercial

45 minor properties


The final update was on October 15, 2015